President Announce Plans To Clear NHIS Arrears

President Akufo-Addo, said that the National Health Insurance Scheme, implemented by the government of President Kufuor, which was left in ruins by successive NDC governments has been revived again by another NPP-led Government and announces plans to settle arrears owe service providers.  

He added “We have cleared the GH¢1.2 billion arrears we inherited, and brought the operations of the NHIS back to life. The claims of service providers have been settled as of end January this year. By the end of September, their claims, as of March ending, would have been settled, and, by the end of the year, claims up to August ending, will also have been settled,” the President said.

Speaking at the induction ceremony on at the Accra International Conference Centre for 378 newly qualified medical doctors and dentists into the country’s healthcare delivery system, Nana Akufo-Addo said according President Akufo-Addo, is committed to improving access to essential and quality health services.

The President said through the provision of the necessary health infrastructure, equipment and logistics, including the deployment of appropriate technology as part of the drive to attaining Universal Health Coverage (UHC).

He reiterated the determination of Government to making the scheme current in its obligations to service providers, and prevent the accrual of arrears, as was, unfortunately, been the case in the not so distant past.

Source: Kofi Atakora/

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